Using technology to encourage social interaction during induction: the use of adobe voice on the iPad

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    The challenge addressed in this case, was to design a teaching intervention for an induction session of students transitioning from college to university. It was identified that an approach was needed that would engage the students, encourage socialisation and peer support for their new university journey, whilst helping negotiate their way around campus and build confidence. Using an action research methodology, this paper discusses the technology intervention undertaken, involving the use of iPads and the Adobe Voice application. The students worked in randomly assigned groups to turn their first impressions of university life into an animated video. Analyses of the findings of this study are presented including reflections on the learning gained by the students. A creative response for future practice is also provided.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



    • iPad
    • technology
    • articulation
    • transitions in learning
    • interactive learning

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